The times are turning hectic. A tsunami of exams is coming your way and the day doesn’t seem to have enough hours for possibly cramming everything, all at once. The gales of worry are strong but worry not when we are here to help you. Together we will steer your boat to a safe harbor and let you enjoy the quiet and the view.
GET YOUR PRIORITIES RIGHT!
The exam pressure is overwhelming, and it is hard to juggle two things at once. There will be times when you will have to put one, either IPMAT or your board exams, on the backburner. Don’t you dare put your boards on the backburner!
Board exams should be your first priority. Because your board marks are going to play a key role in whatever you choose to do next. You may write IPMAT and then, on a sullen rainy morning, decide that it is not for you. What then? Board exams are your plan A, they are not a safety net. No matter how much you believe that you will end up acing IPMAT (or any other exam for that matter), board exams should not be ditched. Take it on your ego or do it out of spite. Either way, please, just do it.
ONE STONE TWO BIRDS
Ideally, your board exam prep clock should be pointing at revision O’clock as of now. And hence now is the perfect time to intertwine your board exam prep and your IPMAT prep. When you sit down to revise English, jot down new words or figure out how to write the old answers with new words. When you practice math problems, don’t just stop with the coursework, why not solve some math questions from IPMAT’s previous year question papers?
Its exhausting to be always on the grind. Take some time to wind down. And the perfect way to destress, after a long day of tussling with never-heard-before words or stubborn math problems, is to read a book. Or don’t. Really, it isn’t necessary that you should only read something that is over 500 pages long, or is strictly educational in one way or another. If you like football, read up some articles about your favorite player. Words can’t do justice to the eloquence of sport commentators when it comes to praising a player or a technique.
There’s something for everyone. It’s amazing how same words can be used to describe two completely different things. Find your thing and you’ll find the exact same words as everyone else. Worry not that the kids reading scientific journals are so much smarter than you. They read the same words that you will if you were to pick up a fashion magazine or a sports journal or a recipe book. Read, and that’s enough.
IMPROVISE AND OVERCOME
IPMAT is no walk in the park. We all know that by now. IPMAT demands dedication and practice. So while you are knee deep in board exam preparation you may not realize that not all of the IPMAT syllabus is common with board exams. While constantly working on complex mathematical concepts of 12th grade you might forget about the simple arithmetic that you must have done in 10th grade.
Take some time out of your prep for board exams and try to stay in touch with concepts such as speed, time, distance or work and time or ratio and proportions that you have, no doubt, already perfected in your middle grades.
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